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arrived in the united states representing approximately 90% of the immigration to the u.s. in that period. the majority of whom hailed from ireland and germany. almost half were from ireland alone. in 1855, more than 50% of the population of new york, the first port of call for the majority of immigrants, was foreign-born. but attitudes were changing. toward the end of the 19th sentry, just 1.6% of immigrants were asian. but apparently that was enough to push congress to pass the chinese exclusion act in 1882 restricting immigration from china for ten years. as public opinion turned against certain kinds of immigrants in the early 20th century, more legislative restrictions began to take hold. in 1924, the johnson-reid immigration act created a quota system. it puts caps on the number of immigrants that could come to the u.s. from a particular country. the act also included a provision that made certain immigrants ineligible for citizenship based on race or nationality. by the middle of the 20th septemberry, the face of immigration to the united states had begun to change. by the end of t
, the position of secretary of state should not be politicized. as a sitting u.s. national security official who served in two u.s. administrations, i am saddened we have reached this point before you decided whom to nominate. as qualified as she is for her work in foreign policy, this is one area where she may be wrong because, in fact, all positions are political and politicized. well before president obama had been reelected, the fight over his cabinet nominations began. the republican opposition to rice was led early and often by senator john mccain who claimed she was unqualified for job of secretary of state and not very bright. rice's sunday talk show round up after the september 11th attacks in benghazi, libya put her in front to provide information. as it turns out, she had not written the material she delivered that day and was not dishonest about her understanding of the attacks. funny thing, they don't have to be there to play the game. the biggest there that wasn't there in politics, another presidential adviser with talking points. secretary of state hopeful making the case for her
this party's entrance see yens. 66 votes were required to ratify the treaty. 38 u.s. senators, all republicans, found reasons to vote against it. they voted against a treaty that said people with disabilities need to be afforded the same right as other people. 38 senators voted no. yet these are the people we're expecting to do what is best for the country and find a compromise to avert the fiscal cliff. how's that going be working for us? next. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. bp has paid overthe people of bp twenty-threeitment to the gulf. billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting t
in the u.s. senate. for president obama calling for an up or down vote, for the senate which rarely happens he would be saying if any republican or groups of republicans ends up blocking the legislation, they would be the ones who would be blamed for going over the fiscal cliff and luke russert just outlined something else, too, if you even get 60 votes that then goes to the house the question is does house speaker john boehner and republicans allow that to come to the vote. if they don't, they'll be the ones to get the blame. so president obama was using his bully pulpit and the statement he gave yesterday and he'll be on "meet the press" tomorrow and even his weekly radio address all on this political topic. >> this pressure by the president on congress, how will this play out when it's time to start negotiations on the debt ceiling because best we can all tell, the raising of the debt limit will not be a part of any deal so we'll be having similar conversations in february. could there be resentment on the other side of the aisle? >> oh, absolutely, particularly if republicans feel they
. in indeed it was so overt that three witnesses had recanted their testimony, and in 1980, the u.s. supreme court overturned the convictions noting that the chief witness lied on the stand and chief prosecutors suppressed evidence. and now according to the naacp new notes from the prosecutor said that he racially profiled prospective jurors writing kkk, good, next to some students and referring to one black candidate as an uncle tom. but despite that these people never committed the crime, and the time they lost unjustly incarcerated, they have never been issued a pardon. you can change that. add this letter to the nearly 140,000 signatures on your desk right now. it will be your desk for only a few more days. you have one more chance to leave a legacy of fairness and a symbol that the state of north carolina is not stuck in a racist past, but moving to a more just and inclusive future. governor perdue, you vaulted into the state's history as the state's first woman governor and you can do it again. pardon the wilmington ten. do it for the state and the country. sincerely, melissa. ! make a
men arrested in connection with the rape have now been charged with murder. >> and the u.s. senate has approved a $60.4 billion aid package to pay for damage done by hurricane sandy. it's now up to the house to approve that bill before the current session ends on wednesday, otherwise, it will have to be re-introduced next congress. now to the relentless winter weather dumping snow all over the northeast. a new storm today already making roads treacherous in pennsylvania and new york with new england looking to get the worst of it later tonight. airlines so far have canceled more than 300 flights, many in and out of the new york city area. weather channel's julie martin standing by at laguardia. what's the seen now, julie? >> reporter: craig, in fact, half of those cancellations have come from the new york airports and 180, jfk, laguardia and newark as of this hour. in terms of the delays we are not seeing them mount as much as we would have thought at this time and one of the reasons that snow not quite working its way into the tri-state area just yet, but we are, nonetheless, seeing l
. so this week's letter is addressed to the man headed to the u.s. senate who will either decide to compromise on gun control laws or stand in the way. dear senate designate tim scott, it's me, joy reid. man, you definitely made some history in the deep south on monday when republican governor nikki haley of south carolina appointed you to fill out two years of retiring senator jim demint's term. you'll be the first black senator from the south since reconstruction, the first african-american republican senator in more than three decades, and only the seventh african-american to serve as a u.s. senator. while your appointment is seen by some as a measure of progress, others have called you a mere token. elevated only to show that the gop has gotten the diversity memo it missed this past election. so mr. scott, let's move past whether the discussion is of the historic nature of your appointment and let's talk about you. let's talk about your reaction to the deadly shooting rampage at sandy hook elementary school. >> i think the solutions are not necessarily in new legislation. per
. yesterday it was like these things next to each other. 20 children in china stabbed. 20 children in the u.s. shot and killed. of the 20 children in china who were stabbed, no fatalities. so it is not the end of viole e violence, and you can't walk around and end violence, but a common sense gun law that addresses the issues of the automatic weapons. i wanted to show quickly the president in the second presidential debate in town hall meeting was asked about gun control and he did say at this moment that he was thinking about the automatic weapons ban. take a quick listen. oh, sorry, maybe we don't have that at this point, but what he said is that what i'm trying to do is to get a broader conversation of how to reduce the violence generally and part of it is to get an assault ban row int introduced. ari, this seems where we could come together, an assault weapon s ban. >> well, it has declined with a ten-year sunset provision, and why a sunset provision? because things that are hard to get through congress regardless of which issue often are negotiated that way. that is why the bush p tax c
at a higher rate than white voters. african-americans make up about 12% of the u.s. population but were 13% of voter turnout. white americans make up 71% of the population. excuse me, of the voting population but 72% of voter turnout. after all those turnouts of voter suppression, surprise, black voters came out in mass. back at the table with a bunch of comedians. nice to see you. my favorite moment of the entire campaign was biden and the mouse comment. he became -- >> uncle joe. >> uncle joe. he's speaking somewhere. relax. that's him. it actually comes off genuine, which is why he gets away with it. after that naacp event, mitt romney went out somewhere that night and then bragged about getting booed. we were like listen, if they want free stuff, vote for the other guy. we did. >> i want mousey out there to be my stand-up catch phrase. i never had a catch phrase. mouse, are you out there and high five everybody. it makes me so happy. the minute i'm on citizen radio, i never admitted it on cable, but i didn't vote. i was apathetic. i didn't vote until, i don't know, recently. obama prim
and jayening off, the former director of consumer insurance oversight at the u.s. department of health and human services. nice to have you all here. >> a long intro for what your job was. your role was to begin the i am plemtation of aca. in certain ways you got the plum part of the job where you get to cover your young people longer and the end of these insurance mandates in certain ways. but this is the hard part. what should we be looking for? >> exchanges, if they're implemented correctly, can for the first time give individuals who have had no bargaining power against insurance companies, the same bargaining power that they would have if they worked for a large business. through these exchanges, 16 million people who haven't been in the market before are going to buy insurance, they're required to buy insurance. a majority of them will be subsidized by the federal government. so what a great opportunity that is for insurance companies and the exchanges if they go to insurance companies and say, we've got this new market for you. we want you to sell policies that provide good valu
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